Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
We are seeking applicants for a System Engineer to work with our teams at the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Lawrenceville in Pittsburgh. In this role, you will collaborate with other leaders on robotic development projects to ensure team success. This position provides an opportunity to work on projects from conception through deployment and lead team collaboration using a pragmatic system engineering approach in a rapid development environment.
At times, you may support one large project or several smaller development efforts. This role is critical to establishing the appropriate level of rigor for the particular project needs while meeting standards for excellence. Successful applicants will take initiative, seek excellence, and likely have experience that spans several disciplines while being deeper in one.
Projects you may support range from industrial machine operator assist systems to agricultural productivity tools and beyond to other automation, autonomy, or safety systems.
Your primary responsibilities are to:
- Collaborate with key partners, business managers, and engineers to build consensus around architectural solutions, define high-level and detailed requirements, establish priorities, and deliver projects successfully.
- Guide and perform engineering tasks including design and problem-solving activities making use of tracking tools, methods, and software development systems such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and other custom tools.
- Lead and collaborate with team members in project effort analysis, issues resolution, change management, risk management, documentation, quality assurance, scheduling, staffing, and budgeting.
- Perform, review, and facilitate trade studies and team discussions to select design solutions among options.
- Lead creation and maintenance of model-based system engineering artifacts over the entire project life cycle for systems that span several hardware and software disciplines at an appropriate level of fidelity.
- Support system testing and functional demonstrations.
- Support project management tasks in collaboration with project manager for large projects or independently for smaller projects.
- Contribute to organization-wide methods and best practices for system and project engineering.
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering or related discipline, or equivalent experience
- 4+ years of professional experience which includes demonstrated systems engineering skills
- Demonstrated success in leading, working, and collaborating within a team
- Self-motivated, curious, and failure-seeking to achieve continuous improvements and solve problems
- Demonstrated ability to apply critical big picture thinking in completing tasks
- Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple projects/tasks simultaneously and remain agile given changing priorities
- Practices attention to detail, respect for documentation accuracy, and information sharing
- Energetic and hands-on leader
- Software development experience
- Experience with development operations, configuration management, quality assurance, procurement management, or release management
- Experience with procurement of custom equipment or services and acceptance of procured items
- Experience with the development of a complex system such as for robotics and automation in a variety of industries, power plant design, rail control systems, automotive systems, or similar.
- Experience with applying industry standards and verification and validation methods
- Experience with system modeling and requirements management tools and methods
- Experience with the use of engineering development tools typical for each discipline including software version control (git), project task tracking (Jira), and data and document/design configuration systems (various)
- Experience with scoping of development projects and use of project tracking tools
You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution, collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field. As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Have an Impact!
- Remove waste from farming = more food (link)
- Make industrial processes environmentally friendly (link)
- Make hazardous jobs safer (link)
- Improve efficiency in industry & manufacturing (link)
- Accelerate screening of pharmaceuticals (link)
Take Control of Your Career!
- Select the career pathway that interests you
- Influence the direction of projects
- Supportive of a non-standard schedule
- Maintain work/life balance
- Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 100 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row; others call it Roboburgh. Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
Join the best robotics R&D group
Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
NREC has 25+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on productivity and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 160 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.
At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
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